Hooking Mats and Rugs: 33 New Designs From An Old Tradition: by Deanne Fitzpatrick

By Deanne Fitzpatrick

This ebook positive aspects unique designs and motifs, encouraged through the lengthy traditions of the craft

Canadian rug hooker Deanne Fitzpatrick provides a set of colourful, whimsical designs for welcome mats, quarter rugs, chair pads, and different ornamental home items. encouraged through the seascape, the folk, and the lengthy rug-making traditions of the groups of the Atlantic coast, Deanne has tailored a few of her favourite motifs to create sensible, pictorial hooked canvases-Kissing Fish welcome mat, previous Rose oval rug, Coastal condo chair pads, Dancing ladies rug, and more.

She presents the elemental hooking directions and pointers on selecting the right backing (burlap or linen), amassing textile (silks, wools, velvets-or absolutely anything else you could reduce into strips), and binding the sides. She additionally presents templates for every of the 33 tasks and directions on shifting and positioning the motifs. Scattered through the e-book are inspiring pictures of Fitzpatrick's many award-winning rugs, her tales of traditions that encourage her paintings, and insider's information for shortcuts and methods. The whimsical, folk-art-style designs diversity from basic to extra complicated and may attraction either to rookies and skilled rug hookers. The method is straightforward, and the fabrics are few and simple to find.

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